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Reward fund now at Wells Fargo locations for murdered widower Richard Shaw

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St. Petersburg, Florida - Here's your chance to help catch a killer!

10 News has been following the case of a St. Petersburg widower, Richard Shaw, who not only lost his wife to cancer, but then he was murdered in his own home.

There's now a reward fund to catch these heartless crooks!

Authorities say 41-year-old Shaw was killed when four men burst into his St. Pete home in the early morning hours back in June.  The entire crime was caught on surveillance as the men broke into the home.

Photo Gallery: Home invasion security camera pictures

When Shaw reached for his gun to protect his own teenage son, the widower who had just lost his wife, Tory, to lung cancer was gunned down.

On Friday, his family and friends told 10 News that anyone out there can donate to any Wells Fargo location and contribute to the reward fund to catch the men who did this.

One man has been arrested, while three remain on the loose.

Shaw was shot in the upper body after the intruders demanded money and drugs at his home in the 7000 block of Orpine Drive, said spokesman Bill Proffitt from the St. Petersburg Police Department.

Shaw was shot in the upper body after the intruders demanded money and drugs at his home in the 7000 block of Orpine Drive, said spokesman Bill Proffitt from the St. Petersburg Police Department.

The men demanded cash and jewelry.

Shaw's son told police that the men intruders came in yelling "police, police, police," Proffitt said.

Sadly, Shaw died from a gunshot wound at Northside Hospital.

So far, one suspect, 28-year-old Charles Stone, has been arrested and charged with first-degree murder.

Detectives are now searching for 23-year-old Justin Maurice Hart. Hart has numerous tattoos to include; inside his left forearm of burning buildings with the words "Da Burg" underneath, "Ronnie" on right wrist and "Vannessa" on his left wrist.

St. Petersburg police say Hart was released from prison in 2010 on charges of burglary assault and burglary. He now has a warrant for first-degree murder.

He is considered armed and dangerous.

Homicide detectives are offering a reward for information that leads to Hart's whereabouts and arrest. Anyone with information is asked to call the St. Petersburg Police Department at 727-893-7780.

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